Postal Strategy ARCHIVE

USPS Ends Q1 with $354 Million Loss, Shipping Revenue Up 14%  Feb 10, 2014 1:41 PM By Erin Lynch

While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.

PRC Decision Threatens Financial Viability of Mailers  Jan 26, 2014 12:09 PM By MCM Staff

The DMA joins the ANM, ACMA and MPA in filing an appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, seeking relief from the recent Postal Regulatory Commission decision to allow an exigent postal increase set to take effect on Jan. 26.

Issa Supports Canada Post Decision to Remove Door-to-Door Mail Delivery  Jan 07, 2014 10:37 AM By Erin Lynch

In response to the ever changing and digitally connected customer, Canada Post had decided to phase out its door-to-door delivery service and replace it with community mailboxes within the next five years. Not surprisingly, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., supports the measure to “modernize” mail delivery.

FedEx Ground Building New Distribution Center in South Carolina  Dec 09, 2013 11:59 AM By Erin Lynch

A new $40 million, 254,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center is coming to South Carolina, according to local news outlets. The distribution center is expected to begin operations in 2015.

FedEx VP Opens Up About All Things Amazon  Dec 03, 2013 1:58 PM By Erin Lynch

Patrick Fitzgerald, FedEx Service senior vice president, sat down with Fox Business on Cyber Monday to candidly discuss the possibility of Sunday deliveries, the future for seasonal hires, and the much debated hot topic of Amazon drones.

UPS Rates to Rise an Average 4.9%  Nov 22, 2013 11:33 AM By Tim Parry

UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico will increase an average net of 4.9%, UPS announced Nov. 21.

What USPS’s Rate Increase Means to Commercial Shippers  Nov 19, 2013 12:42 PM By Gordon Glazer

Every year at about this time, the USPS announces rate changes and many merchants start to panic on how these increases will impact their operation. But there is no need to panic since the rate is expected to have a minimal impact to most, a favorable impact to some, and not so favorable, but tolerable changes for others.

USPS Announces 2.4% Shipping Increase for 2014  Nov 14, 2013 12:44 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service has announced that customers will see a price increase of 2.4% effective Jan. 2014 for its shipping services.

Catalog Mailers May See 5.9% to 6.1% Postal Rate Increase  Sep 26, 2013 3:31 PM By Daniela Forte

Catalog mailers may see, on average, a 5.9% postal rate increase based on price changes the U.S. Postal Service has proposed to the Postal Regulatory Commission, according to a statement emailed to Multichannel Merchant by the American Catalog Mailers Association.

The Economic Case Against an Exigent Postage Increase  Sep 23, 2013 10:35 AM By Jim Coogan

The Board of Governors of the USPS may vote this month on an exigent postage increase. See what the economic case for catalog mail needs to include.






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